It's Okay ... My Blog Name is Long

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today, I'm intertwining 2 fun linkups!
Its Ok Thursdays

It's okay that my blog name, City Girl Finding Her Place in the World, is quite long. I promise it suits me well. And it tells a bit about me. I am a female from NYC, hence "city girl." I was born and raised here and I came back after college to attend law school here. If I were to move, it's a 90% chance it'd have to be to an urban city, as well because I love diversity and (most of the time) the constant hustle and bustle.

...Now for the more complicated part of my blog name. As for "finding my place in the world," while I love NYC, I'm not sure this is the place for my 24-year-old self to be right now and it's okay to feel this way. It's so crowded and expensive and my job prospects might take me to another U.S. city.

I love traveling. You'll often read about my travels and see photos from them. I've lived in 3 cities - 2 American (State College, PA and NYC) and 1 European (Barcelona). I have been to 15 American states, 12 countries, and 3 continents. I hope to make it to all 50 states, as well as all 7 continents one day. I have a tendency to fall in love with (almost) every place I visit and it's okay. I am always sad to leave a destination and I come back wanting to move there. I think each place was better than the last. But I think the biggest pieces of my heart are here in NYC (obviously); in State College where I went to Penn State for college; Barcelona, where I studied abroad for 4 months; and VA. Beach, where T lived for the first 10 months of our relationship and where we created so many great memories. He's currently in Hawaii so I say my heart is there too, but while Hawaii is BEAUTIFUL, I don't feel the same connection with it as I do VA. Beach - probably because I go every few months as opposed to every month. See what I mean when I say I fall in love with places??

Ultimately, I am looking very forward to "finding my place," and having T join me next year. I don't know just yet where that is but it's okay :) This favorite quote of mine explains my feelings quite perfectly:

“I accepted it’s okay to not be totally sure about where you live. It’s okay to be somewhere with most of your heart when a piece of it is somewhere else. It’s okay to love and appreciate where you are while still knowing that one day you’re going to want to try to be somewhere else, and it’s okay to not know when that will be.” 
— Amber Fox

What does your blog name mean? And what are you okay with?

5 comments :

  1. I love your blog name, it says so much about you. :)

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  2. great post about your blog name! thanks for stopping by for the "legally blogging" series. we'd love to add you to the series too if you're interested! just drop me an email!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this and love your blog name!!! It definitely suits you well! You will figure everything out! Sometimes as stressful as the "in-between" can be it makes you appreciate "finding your place" that much more! You've lived life and experienced things and although you aren't quite satisfied yet, I can't imagine all the things you have taken away from your travels! I hope to be as traveled as you some day!

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  4. I got my blog name from the musical "My Fair Lady" and the song "wouldn't it be loverly". I don't know why, but I always just loved that word :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, Jackie :)

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    1. That IS a cute word :) Thanks for stopping by, too!

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